Verl Leo Benjamin

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Obituary


VERL LEO BENJAMIN
May 23, 1942 ~ July 27, 2017

Verl Leo Benjamin, 75, suffered a sudden stroke and passed peacefully at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on July 27th, 2017 in Portland, OR. He was born on May 23rd, 1942 in Raymond, WA to Floyd Benjamin and Helen Hebert Benjamin.
Verl earned his welding certification from Clark College and had a long successful career until his retirement in 2004.
He married Joan Yvonne Seekins in 1959 in Camas, WA. Verl and Joan were married for 33 years before being separated due to a very long and debilitating illness.
Verl met his second wife, Pam Jackson in Gresham, OR and they married in 1999. Pam and Verl enjoyed 18 happy, loving years together.
Verl enjoyed hunting and fishing and had a fervent passion for the Long Beach Peninsula on the Washington coast and a member of Penninsula WA Moose Lodge #2362.
His children, remember him as a hard-working,
loving father who encouraged them to pursue their goals.
Verl is survived by his wife, Pam; his children, Rodney Benjamin (wife Carey) of Camas and Debbie Hammond (husband Chris) of Vancouver; stepchildren, Scott Jackson (wife Melissa), Derek Jackson (wife Bonnie), Brady Jackson (wife Ashley), Bridget Pierce (husband Scott), and Charity Jackson; siblings, Darold Benjamin (wife Pat) of Vancouver; Fay Shorten (husband Dean) and Otto Raab (unmarried) of Vancouver; and also several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Joan; and sister, Margie Flores of Vancouver.
A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m., Fri., Sept. 15th at East Hill Church, 701 N Main Ave., Gresham, OR 97030. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Verl's life.
Please sign his guest book at: www.columbian.com/obits.
Published in The Columbian on Aug. 13, 2017
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